The Ke’anae Peninsula was created from an immense lava flow originating from Haleakala Crater,  centuries ago Hawaiians brought soil down, by hand, from the crater to create the  Peninsula. Their amazing display of physical labor is a testament to how revered this land is in Hawaiian culture. It is no wonder so much history is found here! Today it is home to a few local residents, taro fields, world class fishing, and great photo opportunities of the North Shore’s powerful waves crashing against Maui’s black, jagged, lava rocks. Hana Picnic has more information on this and other points of interest on the Road to Hana.